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Devin Robinson helps Gators drub Charlotte 87-46

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) After dropping out of the Top 25 this week, the Florida Gators looked like a team on the way up Saturday.

Devin Robinson had 15 points and nine rebounds in 20 minutes to lead an onslaught by the Gators, who wrapped up a stretch of 11 consecutive away games to start the season by drubbing Charlotte 87-46 in the Orange Bowl Classic.

Florida had runs of 10-0, 14-1 and 10-0 en route to a lead of 36-11 barely 15 minutes into the game, and there was little letup in the second half. A 14-0 spurt made it 77-33 with seven minutes left, and the Gators posted their most lopsided win of the season.

The Gators (8-3) bounced back from consecutive losses to Duke and Florida State that knocked them out of the Top 25. Coach Mike White said he's not worried about whether his team is ranked in December.

''I'm sure the guys care. Our fans I would think care,'' White said. ''But I'm not sure how well we handled it last go-around, and I don't want that to be a focus. If we're thinking about that every day, we're taking time away from what's most important, which is continuing to get better.''

The Gators took a step forward by outrebounding Charlotte 44-23 and scoring 24 more points in the paint, despite the absence of starting center John Egbunu (strained hamstring).

The 6-foot-8 Robinson led the Gators inside and was chosen the game's most valuable player.

''He was really good,'' White said. ''He got some big-boy rebounds and played with some physicality.''

Charlotte (6-4) looked rusty playing only its second game in two weeks. The 49ers shot 14 for 51 for 28 percent, and their starters went 6 for 26.

''It was a really bad loss to a really good team,'' coach Mark Price said. ''I was disappointed that we didn't play better. You have to play your best game against a team like that. They punched us in the mouth early, and we just never responded.''

Gators reserve Canyon Barry scored 16 points in 22 minutes. Chris Chiozza came off the bench to contribute nine points and five of the Gators' 13 steals.

Charlotte's Austin Ajukwa, eligible for the first time since transferring from Clemson, had 12 points and four steals in his season debut.

BIG PICTURE

The Gators completed a long stretch of away games while their campus arena was being renovated.

''I thought that we handled it pretty good - road warriors to start the season,'' swingman Kevarrius Hayes said. ''It's going to feel really great to be going to our home facility. I know the fans are going to love it.''

White said in some ways it seems like five years since his team played in Gainesville.

''You can spend time complaining, but it would be a waste of time,'' he said. ''We've had no drama, no negativity, no excuses.''

CLASSIC

Florida improved to 16-2 in the Orange Bowl Classic. Florida State , which defeated Florida last Sunday, beat Manhattan 83-67 in the opening game.

''I feel we can beat Florida State,'' Robinson said. ''We can beat any team in the country if we play the way we're supposed to play. If we play them again, I feel we can give them a run for their money.

ON THE MARK

Barry went 9 for 10 from the free throw line, all underhanded. He's shooting 84 percent for the season.

UP NEXT

The Gators will play in their renovated home for the first time Wednesday against Little Rock. Egbunu is questionable for that game, White said.

Charlotte returns home to play Maryland on Tuesday.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Defensive rebound by Schuyler Rimmer 13.0
  Najee Garvin missed jump shot 15.0
+ 1 Schuyler Rimmer made free throw 27.0
  Shooting foul on Lukas Bergang 27.0
+ 2 Schuyler Rimmer made layup, assist by Chris Chiozza 27.0
+ 1 Jon Davis made 2nd of 2 free throws 47.0
  Jon Davis missed 1st of 2 free throws 47.0
  Shooting foul on Gorjok Gak 47.0
+ 1 Canyon Barry made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:00
+ 1 Canyon Barry made 1st of 2 free throws 1:00
  Personal foul on Austin Ajukwa 1:00
Team Stats
Points 46 87
Field Goals 14-51 (27.5%) 29-58 (50.0%)
3-Pointers 4-16 (25.0%) 6-21 (28.6%)
Free Throws 14-21 (66.7%) 23-30 (76.7%)
Total Rebounds 23 44
Offensive 4 14
Defensive 17 29
Team 2 1
Assists 7 17
Steals 7 13
Blocks 0 4
Turnovers 20 12
Fouls 22 18
Technicals 0 0
12 PTS, 3 REB
16 PTS, 4 REB, 2 AST
12T
away team logo Charlotte 6-4 222446
home team logo Florida 8-3 483987
Team Stats
away team logo Charlotte 6-4 61.2 PPG 33.6 RPG 9.9 APG
home team logo Florida 8-3 67.8 PPG 36.3 RPG 12.1 APG
Key Players
00
A. Ajukwa G PPG RPG APG FG%
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C. Barry G PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
A. Ajukwa G 12 PTS 3 REB 0 AST
C. Barry G 16 PTS 4 REB 2 AST
27.5 FG% 50.0
25.0 3PT FG% 28.6
66.7 FT% 76.7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Davis 9 3 5 2/8 0/2 5/9 0 32 0 0 6 1 2
A. White 8 0 0 2/8 2/5 2/3 1 16 1 0 1 0 0
B. Ogbueze 2 1 0 0/3 0/2 2/2 2 18 0 0 1 0 1
J. Washington 2 3 0 1/3 0/0 0/0 4 13 0 0 1 2 1
A. Vanhook 2 2 1 1/4 0/0 0/0 3 16 0 0 1 1 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Davis 9 3 5 2/8 0/2 5/9 0 32 0 0 6 1 2
A. White 8 0 0 2/8 2/5 2/3 1 16 1 0 1 0 0
B. Ogbueze 2 1 0 0/3 0/2 2/2 2 18 0 0 1 0 1
J. Washington 2 3 0 1/3 0/0 0/0 4 13 0 0 1 2 1
A. Vanhook 2 2 1 1/4 0/0 0/0 3 16 0 0 1 1 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Ajukwa 12 3 0 3/8 1/5 5/7 4 29 4 0 3 0 3
Q. Jackson 4 2 1 2/4 0/0 0/0 2 14 0 0 3 0 2
H. Price 3 1 0 1/4 1/2 0/0 0 24 2 0 1 0 1
B. Griciunas 2 3 0 1/5 0/0 0/0 2 17 0 0 0 0 3
N. Garvin 2 3 0 1/4 0/0 0/0 1 16 0 0 2 0 3
R. Aube 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0
L. Bergang 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0
C. Bias - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Blight - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Murphy - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Sasser - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 46 21 7 14/51 4/16 14/21 22 200 7 0 20 4 17
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Robinson 15 9 1 5/6 1/1 4/6 2 20 1 0 0 3 6
K. Hayes 9 5 0 3/5 0/0 3/4 1 21 1 0 0 2 3
K. Allen 8 2 3 3/10 2/8 0/0 2 23 1 0 3 0 2
K. Hill 6 4 5 3/10 0/2 0/1 1 20 2 0 2 2 2
J. Leon 4 6 1 1/3 0/1 2/2 2 18 0 0 0 2 4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Robinson 15 9 1 5/6 1/1 4/6 2 20 1 0 0 3 6
K. Hayes 9 5 0 3/5 0/0 3/4 1 21 1 0 0 2 3
K. Allen 8 2 3 3/10 2/8 0/0 2 23 1 0 3 0 2
K. Hill 6 4 5 3/10 0/2 0/1 1 20 2 0 2 2 2
J. Leon 4 6 1 1/3 0/1 2/2 2 18 0 0 0 2 4
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Barry 16 4 2 3/6 1/3 9/10 1 22 1 0 1 2 2
K. Stone 10 4 0 4/5 0/0 2/2 1 19 0 2 1 2 2
C. Chiozza 9 3 4 3/6 1/3 2/2 1 23 5 0 2 0 3
E. Hester 7 0 1 3/5 1/3 0/0 3 14 1 0 1 0 0
S. Rimmer 3 4 0 1/1 0/0 1/3 2 12 0 2 0 1 3
G. Gak 0 2 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 2 8 1 0 2 0 2
J. Egbunu - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Bassett - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 87 43 17 29/58 6/21 23/30 18 200 13 4 12 14 29